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Church Attire in the First Century

Church Attire in the First Century

Rather often I see an article about what Christians ought to wear to assembly on Sunday. I know many of us have diverse views on the matter. For example, someone may say, “Wear ...

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Misery Compromise

Misery Compromise

“For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth (2 Peter 1:12).’” In the early years of ...

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Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory

“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints (1 Corinthians 14:33).” One of the striking contrasts between the world of the ...

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Snake Charmer

Snake Charmer

“So the LORD God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat ...

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Praying the Scriptures: A Prayer Meditation of Psalm 99

Praying the Scriptures: A Prayer Meditation of Psalm 99

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells offers a prayer meditation of Psalm 99. He invites you to offer your own.

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Committee or Single Person Translated Bible?

Committee or Single Person Translated Bible?

Something I’ve grown to love is translations of the Bible, and not just those such as NASB, ESV, or NKJV, but single-translator editions. When David Bentley Hart’s translation of ...

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What It Means to Be Classically Christian: A Manifesto

What It Means to Be Classically Christian: A Manifesto

Having looked back, this blog of mine has been published here since August 25, 2014. I wish to thank anyone who’s had an interest in anything I’ve written, and even those who’ve ...

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Will Your Anchor Hold?

Will Your Anchor Hold?

“Then, fearing lest we should run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern, and prayed for day to come (Luke 27:29).” A sunny day at the beach turned into ...

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Being Alone Together

Being Alone Together

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells talks about how we are more connected than ever to the outside world but more disconnected than ever to those around us. He ...

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In a Tight Spot

In a Tight Spot

“Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, as in the day of trial in the wilderness (Psalm 95:8).” A man who was driving to escape police pursuit crashed his car near the ...

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For Crying Out Loud

For Crying Out Loud

“This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles (Psalm 34:6).” As wildfires ravage the western U.S., inflicting costly damage across ...

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The Light of the World

The Light of the World

“Look out!” That’s what I heard just before my foot slipped on the loose edge of the embankment. Luckily my friend was right there beside me and grabbed my arm, keeping me from ...

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